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  • Average life expectancy in US: 46
  • 14% of American homes have bathtub
  • 8% have a telephone.
  • There were 8000 cars in the US and 144 miles of paved road on which to travel.
  • Speed limit in most cities: 10 mph
  • Mississippi, Iowa, Tennessee and Alabama all had larger populations than California.
  • Average hourly wage in the US: 22 cents (the average worker made between $200 and $400 per year)
  • 90% of doctors in the US hadn’t attended college
  • Only 6% of American adults were high school graduates. 10% were illiterate.
  • 95% of all births took place at home.
  • Sugar cost 4 cents a pound, coffee was 15 cents a pound and eggs were 14 cents a dozen.
  • The Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure in the world.